Calle Lindström (1868-1955) was a Swedish comedian, singer and recording artist.
Calle Lindström's 1908 recording of ''Chikago'' (Ossebo Lasses Visa Om Chikago) achieved popularity on both sides of the Atlantic. The song, whose music and lyrics he wrote, has been recorded by many artists since then and published in Swedish and American songbooks.
Calle Lindström recorded ''Josefin Med Symaskin'' (Josefin With The Sewing Machine) in 1911. He and Theodor Larsson recorded "Sven Svenssons Sven" in 1914. The lyricist of the latter song is unknown.
Lindström never visited the United States, but some of his songs and stories made the journey. A few of his recordings were repackaged for the American market and issued on Victor Records. Songs such as ''Josefin Mä Symaskin'' and ''Sven Svenssons Sven'' were recorded in New York City by other Swedish-born artists.
"Come Josephine In My Flying Machine" was a popular American song from 1910. "Josefin Med Symaskin" (Josephine With The Sewing Machine) was a popular Swedish song from 1911. The two songs are unrelated, but the Swedish lyricist (Skånska Lasse) must have known about the earlier song's rhyming of Josephine and machine. In 1928 Bert Leman's American songbook incorrectly credited him as the lyricist and composer of "Josefin Mä Symaskin".
SONGS AND STORIES RELATING TO CALLE LINDSTRÖM
Tracks 01-12: Calle Lindström
Tracks 13-18: various artists
Tracks 01-06: spoken word
Tracks 07-18: songs